Indian women’s recurve team settled for the silver medal in the final, while men’s team and mixed pair each won bronze medals in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium here on Sunday.The mixed pairing of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das gave the country a bronze medal, defeating Koreans Areum Jo and Seong Cheol Park 5-4 in a nail-biting shoot-off.After trailing 2-4, the Indian pair came back strongly to make it, 4-4 to take it to shoot-off. It also ended in a tie (9-9). But the Indian pair edged past the Korean eventually as they were closest to centre in their shoot-off.The third seeded Indian men’s recurve team pair of Atanu Das, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia also won a bronze medal, outclassing ninth seed British team 6-0 in style.The Indian trio beat English trio of Patrick Huston, Larry Godfrey and Kieran Slater. India took a good 2-0 lead at first and latter clinched the tie winning with consistent shootings in the second and third sets.Earlier, the women’s team of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi Laishram and Laxmirani Majhi lost to lower-ranked Chinese Taipei 2-6 in the recurve team final.The seventh seeded Chinese Taipei trio of Ya-Ting Tan, Chien-Ying Le and Shih-Chia Lin were dominant right through the tie as they defeated the Indians in a one-sided battle to win the gold medal.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women’s World T20 event in 2020. A decision to this effect was taken at the ICC Board meetings which concluded in Cape Town on Friday.Cricket Australia, hosts for the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20 in 2020, proposed holding the women’s tournament as a stand-alone event six months ahead of the men’s edition.The ICC Board approved this request considering it a big step forward for the women’s game in a market where there is a clear appetite for women’s cricket given the success of the WBBL.Chairman of the ICC Governance Committee and Cricket Australia David Peever said: “Women’s cricket is undoubtedly gaining in popularity around the globe and we felt that by separating the two events we could accelerate that growth.”Having the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 as a stand-alone event means we can hold it in stadiums that we can fill, put on TV at prime-time and ensure it has the space to be promoted away from the shadow of the men’s game. WBBL has taught us that there is an audience for women’s cricket both live and on prime-time television and this decision means we have the opportunity to hold the biggest women’s sporting event ever held in Australia.”
India have finally developed a potent pace attack which can help them win overseas but the fast bowlers would still benefit from the recruitment of a dedicated coach, spearhead Umesh Yadav told Reuters. (Umesh likely to return for KXIP game)For many, including former captain Sourav Ganguly, Yadav was the find of India’s long home season, which culminated in a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Australia last month.The formerly injury-prone Vidharba bowler played all but one of India’s 13 home Tests, impressing with control and consistent pace throughout, but particularly in the final Test against Australia at Dharamsala.On the liveliest of pitches used in the four-Test series, Yadav tormented the tourists to claim five wickets and send the message that India now have the necessary pace resources to win on the hard decks of Australia and South Africa.”I think we now have the pace attack to win Test series in these countries,” Yadav told Reuters in a telephone interview. (Lynn suffers shoulder injury)The right-arm paceman is a key figure in a pace unit which also includes Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.While the slow bowlers can turn to head coach and former spinner Anil Kumble for help, Yadav believes it would be beneficial for the quicks to have a specialist pace-bowling advisor on hand.”A fast bowling coach will definitely help bowlers like Ishant, Shami, Bhuvi and myself to improve,” the 29-year-old said.”In some matches I bowl badly and don’t realise what went wrong and how to correct. A fast bowling coach can help us correct our mistakes and improve as bowler.”advertisement’BANGAR TIPS PAID OFF’Yadav, who picked up 17 Australian wickets at an average of 23.41 in what he calls his ‘best series’, illustrated his point with an anecdote about how he received some useful advice from batting coach Sanjay Bangar.”I had been bowling short for some time and then Bangar bhai (brother) asked me to bowl a much fuller length,” he said.”He suggested that if I bowl a fuller length it would give the ball enough time to swing in air.”Bangar bhai told me not to either rush through my bowling strides or run too slow. He encouraged me to find my ideal rhythm and that is what I focus on while bowling.”For me as a bowler, rhythm is very important. I don’t even look at the pitch before a Test match. I just try to get into a nice rhythm as early as possible and rest just happens.”While Yadav is happy with the improvement, he is aware that he has just one five-wicket Test haul to his name, achieved in a losing cause against Australia in Perth in 2012.”I think about it and feel I should have got more five-fors in the 31 Tests I’ve played so far,” he said.”I want to change that and I’m working hard. The Australia series has given me a lot of confidence. I want to be more aggressive in my bowling. I’m going to bowl more bouncers and yorkers now.”After a couple of weeks’ rest, Yadav is now ready to begin his Indian Premier League duties with Kolkata Knight Riders, who play Punjab’s Kings XI later on Thursday.
Australia opener Aaron Finch has said he is expecting the only specialist off-spinner playing in the second Test — Nathan Lyon — to make full use of the bounce on offer at the new Optus Stadium and trouble the Indian batsmen on Saturday.Finch noted how India’s part-time off-spinner Hanuma Vihari got a few balls to zip off the surface and particularly pointed out the one that got Australia opener, Marcus Harris, out when the left-hander was batting, well settled on 70.In only his second over during the second session, Vihari bowled an arm ball that hit Harris’ bat almost near its handle before ballooning up to the first slip fielder Ajinkya Rahane who took a comfortable catch.Experts opined that India had missed a trick by not playing a frontline spinner as Virat Kohli opted for a four-man pace attack that included Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav.That’s done a bit!Watch live via Kayo here: https://t.co/mzWOwn19la #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/osacWodOwlcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 14, 2018Vihari was just given a one-over spell initially but he ended up bowling 14 overs on the first day and picked up two wickets, including the crucial one of Shaun Marsh. The 25-year-old was able to turn a few from outside the off and the ones that went with the arm troubled the Australian batsmen.”[We all saw] Marcus Harris getting bumped out by a 100 kmph off-spinner might have been the first of something like that in a while in Test cricket. Think the bounce that Nathan [Lyon] will get will be crucial on this wicket,” Finch told the media in Perth on Friday.advertisementHe added: “When Vihari bowled the fuller length, it was tough there were some chances created for the left-hander.”So I think Nathan will enjoy the bounce more than anything. He is more effective when there is bounce because he can get you caught in the crease, brings in the bat-pad and the leg-slip.”Lyon, who topped the bowling charts when India were beaten 2-0 during their 2014 trip, picked up eight wickets during Australia’s 31-run defeat in Adelaide. Known as someone who makes use of the conditions to the best effect, the seasoned off-spinner will be eager to unleash his off-spinners on the bounce-rich Perth track at some point in the second day’s play.And Lyon has had a taste of the drop in wicket at the Optus Stadium as he snared seven wickets during New South Wales’ Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in Perth last month.Happy with our batting effort on the first day: FinchMeanwhile, Finch also said Australia are happy with the runs they managed on Day 1 wherein it was hard work for the batsmen. He also stressed the need to be proactive on the Perth track that is expected to only quicken up in the coming days.The hosts reached stumps at 277 for 6, thanks to half-centuries from Harris, Finch and Travis Head. Captain Tim Paine and tail-ender Pat Cummins remained unbeaten after Ishant Sharma removed Head towards the close of play.”I thought we batted really well today. It’s always tough to judge a wicket before two teams have batted on, to be fair. After winning the toss, obviously it’s good to get through the day with only five, six wickets down,” the opening batsman added.He added: “The old ball was nipping around a little bit. So it’s going to be a match where it’s going to be an absolute grind for both the teams. You never are content with the position but we would have taken this at the start of the day.”When the ball starts seaming and quite dramatically at times, you should not only tighten up but also be in a position to cash in on some balls you can hit. If you get stuck on the crease or stuck in two minds, you end up letting the wicket get you out. You have to be proactive and take that out of play as much as you can.”Finch defends Kohli’s ‘defensive’ tacticsFinch also defended Virat Kohli’s tactics when a journalist pointed out that the India captain, at times, set defensive fields during the first day’s play.”I think that’s about controlling the run rate, controlling the board. At times in Australia, if a partnership gets going, the game can get away from you pretty quickly. I think that’s just his [Kohli’s] way of trying to control the scoring rate, minimising the boundaries.”advertisementAlso Read | Hanuma Vihari wanted to give India pacers some rest. He ended up taking 2 wicketsAlso Read | Shane Warne fancies an Australian win: Aussie pacers will blow India away in PerthAlso See:
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. After suffering what appeared to be an apprent leg or ankle injury in the first half of the game against Texas Saturday, Chris Carson was relegated to the sideline and did not return.After the game, fans asked about his injury, and he was fairly open on twitter.@IJasonSowell yea I’m good bro !— Chris Carson (@ccarson_32) September 27, 2015 @Adam_Bomb87 I’m good ! I appreciate the concern ?— Chris Carson (@ccarson_32) September 27, 2015AdChoices广告 @GentsOkstate I’m good bro ?✊?— Chris Carson (@ccarson_32) September 27, 2015Obviously there was no injury information disclosed, but the fact that he was seen on the sidelines and appears to be in good spirits is a good sign that whatever injury was suffered doesn’t seem to be serious.
Instagram/kingmali23The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday night, and 16 players will be in the green room for the event, waiting for their names to be called. The Vertical’s Jonathan Givony reported the full list, which features 15 players who starred in college basketball last season.Wade Baldwin, Vanderbilt Dragan Bender, Maccabi Tel Aviv Jaylen Brown, Cal Marquese Chriss, Washington Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Kris Dunn, Providence Henry Ellenson, Marquette Buddy Hield, Oklahoma Brandon Ingram, Duke Skal Labissiere, Kentucky Dejounte Murray, Washington Jamal Murray, Kentucky Jakob Poeltl, Utah Malachi Richardson, Syracuse Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga Ben Simmons, LSUThe list features many of the players expected to be taken at the top of the Draft, including Simmons and Ingram, the two forwards almost universally considered to be the top two players in the draft.Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson, a late addition to Givony’s list, shared the invite he received on Instagram. The Draft is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. on June 23, live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.[The Vertical]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Hutchison Ports Australia The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has urged Hutchison Ports to address health and safety incidents across their global operations, after a dockworker suffered multiple injuries in a fall at the company’s Port Botany terminal.The ITF’s Executive Board met in London on April 20 and passed a resolution in which it said that the company “must correct its safety record and mitigate any further risk to its workforce and ensure involvement of union representatives.”The 55-year-old dockworker fell seven metres from her cabin to the concrete below. She remains in an induced coma after undergoing emergency brain surgery at a Sydney hospital. The incident occurred shortly after midday on April 19 when two port shuttle carriers collided at the port.“It appears the company has failed its obligations under the NSW Workplace Health and Safety Act due to a lack of consultation with Health and Safety Representatives in the workplace in the lead-up to this tragic accident,” Cross said.“This is the latest case in a pattern of serious health and safety incidents that have occurred recently in Hutchison terminals. In the past 18 months in the Asia Pacific region alone, there have been four fatal incidents at Hutchison’s JICT terminal in Jakarta,” Paddy Crumlin, ITF President and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary, said.“Reports that MUA officials were not allowed on site, and that Hutchison has failed its obligations under local laws due to a lack of consultation with Health and Safety Representatives in the lead-up to this tragic accident, are highly concerning.”The ITF, and affiliate unions, are calling on Hutchison to correct its safety record and mitigate any further risk to its workforce.
zoomNaming ceremony for the M/T Mari Couva and M/T Mari Kokako. Image Courtesy: Methanex Corporation Canadian transportation company Waterfront Shipping Company, part of Methanex Corporation, and shipping and investment group Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest) have welcomed two new, clean-burning vessels to the Waterfront fleet.M/T Mari Couva and M/T Mari Kokako were launched in Ulsan, Korea, on August 16, 2019.Owned by a joint venture between Waterfront and Marinvest, they will be chartered by Waterfront to replace the company’s older tonnage.The 49,000 dwt vessels are built with the second generation of MAN B&W ME-LGIM two stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on both methanol and conventional marine fuels.Built at South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the newbuilds join the seven existing methanol-fueled vessels chartered by Waterfront Shipping. The first three ships were delivered in April 2016 and the remaining four later that year.As explained, these vessels have surpassed more than 50,000 operating hours running on methanol in compliance with IMO 2020 emissions regulations. The two new vessels – together with an additional two vessels that will be delivered to Waterfront Shipping by year-end – are also able to meet IMO Tier III emissions standards without the need for exhaust gas after treatment.“We are very excited by the performance of our first seven methanol-fuelled vessels that have proven the safety and reliability of the technology. With this second generation of vessels, we will benefit from innovative technological advances that will continue to optimize performance and efficiency,” Paul Hexter, President at Waterfront Shipping, commented. “On an energy-equivalent basis, methanol is cost competitive over energy price cycles and we see significant value creation opportunities from using a methanol flex-fuel engine. We are proud that approximately 40 percent of our fleet will be powered by methanol-fuel technology by the end of the year.”“Our first two methanol-powered ships were delivered in 2016, and each now has more than 10,000 successful running hours on methanol with no issues that have resulted in off-hire or idle time,” Patrik Mossberg, Chairman at Marinvest, said.“It is important that we share our experiences and make the industry aware that methanol is a well-proven, simple-to-adopt solution offering compliance with IMO 2020 regulations and provides a pathway to meeting IMO 2030 and 2050 CO2 emission targets.”Methanol is one of the world’s most widely traded chemicals and is available globally at major ports, providing a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of shipowners today. Safe, biodegradable and clean-burning, methanol is a marine fuel that can meet the most stringent environmental regulations. In addition to IMO 2020-compliant SOx emissions and the ability to meet Tier III NOx regulations without exhaust aftertreatment, methanol can also provide a pathway to meeting future carbon emission reduction targets when it is produced from renewable sources.“We are … very happy to collaborate once again with Methanex, whose vessels have showcased the benefits of operating on methanol and that meeting Tier III limits is possible through mixing methanol with water. Furthermore, a methanol-burning engine can enable the vessels to meet future greenhouse-gas emission standards as methanol can be produced in a carbon-neutral fashion from renewable sources,” René Sejer Laursen, Promotion Manager at MAN Energy Solutions, said.Read more:In Depth: Methanol Is Ready for Use as Marine FuelStudy Supports Case for Methanol as Sustainable Marine FuelMethaShip: Renewable Methanol Is ‘Fuel with a Future’Green Maritime Methanol Project Starts with Nine Ships
Danielle Rochette APTN National NewsParents from all over Quebec gathered last week in Quebec City.They were protesting what they say is unfair treatment from Youth Protection Services — and they want their children back.
Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk wants the public to know they can do the community a good turn while enjoying a nice pay day by alerting them to people who are dealing fentanyl and other toxic drugs.The local Crime Stoppers chapter conducted a two-month blitz in this area last year and will mount a similar campaign beginning March 1.Neil Unwin of Simcoe, chair of the local Crime Stoppers program, passed the hat Wednesday at the Norfolk County Police Services Board. When asked how much he’d like the board to contribute, Unwin said $5,000 is a nice number.“If we get five tips on fentanyl dealers, we’re happy to pay out $5,000 for that information,” he said.Fentanyl, carfentanil and “purple heroin” are synthetic opioids. They are cheap to manufacture and many times more potent than morphine, heroin, codeine and other natural derivatives of opium. Asia is the primary source of synthetic opioids trafficked in North America.Synthetic opioids in trace amounts can stop the breathing of people who have no tolerance for them.North America has been rocked in recent years by a wave of overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids. The depressants are sometimes added to street drugs such as Ecstasy and black-market marijuana to intensify their effects. Overdose victims often don’t know they have ingested a powerful opioid that is effectively poisonous.Because these substances are so dangerous, Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk is prepared to pay $1,000 for tips leading to large seizures of synthetic opioids or the arrest of traffickers selling them illegally.Unwin says this is not only a public health issue. Synthetic opioids as air-borne dust is a hazard for paramedics who rush in to save overdose victims. They are also a threat to police officers who execute search warrants on suspected traffickers.Norfolk’s PSB committed $1,000 to the Crime Stoppers reward fund. Unwin said individuals, businesses and corporations can earmark tax-deductible donations to Crime Stoppers for the express purpose of identifying dealers of synthetic opioids and the location of their inventories.
Registrar Hans Holthuis decided to pull out the Counsel, co-counsel, and legal assistants assigned to Zoran Zigic after a probe revealed that the suspect, who had claimed indigence, “currently has sufficient means to pay for his defence.”Mr. Zigic, who was sentenced last November to 25 years imprisonment for his crimes, has a pending appeal that will cost an estimated $32,000 for defence.The investigation found that “the accused, his immediate family and the persons with whom he resided before his detention came into substantial means which have mostly been acquired by cash transfers from members of his defence team, which in turn, were diverted from their revenues as assigned defence counsel regarding the matter.”Mr. Zigic and his close family members have assets valued at least €126,196 euros (approximately $124,000), including two apartments, a commercial company purchased last July and three vehicles. Mr. Zigic has received at least €178,280 euros (approximately $175,000) from members of his defence counsel team, according to a scheme organized by his former lead counsel, attorney Simo Tosic. The ploy included the assignment of two investigators who never actually performed work for the defence.”The actions of the accused and particular members of his defence team have gravely abused the system established by the International Tribunal to ensure effective legal assistance to all suspects and accused who are unable to pay for their defence,” said the Registrar. The Tribunal retains the right to file for recovery of funds and to conduct further investigations in relation to the conduct of all other past and present defence team members.
JPMorgan’s 4Q profit falls 7 per cent from a year earlier as bank wades through legal problems by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2014 5:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that its profits fell 7 per cent in the fourth quarter, hampered by more legal woes.The bank had net income of $5.28 billion in the last three months of 2013, compared with a profit of $5.69 billion in the same period a year earlier.On a per-share basis, JPMorgan said it earned $1.30 a share in the quarter, compared with $1.39 a share a year earlier. The bank’s revenue fell 1 per cent to $24.1 billion.The bank’s quarterly results had several one-time items, including a 27-cent-per-share charge related to legal expenses. On an adjusted basis, the bank said it earned $1.40 per share.One of those legal expenses was the settlement over the bank’s involvement in the Ponzi scheme of Bernard Madoff. The bank agreed Jan. 8 to pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges stemming from its failure to report its concerns about Madoff’s private investment service.“It was in the best interests of our company and shareholders for us to accept responsibility, resolve these issues and move forward,” JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said in a statement.JPMorgan’s legal problems have weighed on the bank’s earnings. The bank posted a third-quarter loss in October, its first quarterly loss in 10 years. In this photo provided by the Robin Hood Foundation, Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase & Co., speaks at the inaugural Robin Hood Investors Conference in New York, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Robin Hood Foundation, Craig Warga)
“The reason climate change has risen on the global agenda is because the facts don’t lie. Our world is warming, and our greenhouse gas emissions are a significant cause,” Mr. Ban told members of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.“We know this thanks to you – scientists and researchers studying the data and refusing to be swayed by politics, skeptics and interest groups.”Mr. Ban pointed out that in recent years climate change has risen to the top of the UN’s agenda as an urgent priority that is affecting all countries in increasingly extreme ways, from flooding in Asia to tornadoes in the United States and drought in the Sahel.“We need people like you, and institutions like this, to analyze the trends, sort the data and produce useful information for forming policy,” Mr. Ban said. “Your work makes my job easier. I am committed to mobilizing political will at the highest levels to address this global challenge.”Next year, Mr. Ban will convene a high-level meeting of world leaders to mobilize political will for a binding climate change agreement by 2015, and he emphasized that the continuous contribution of the scientific community will be crucial for decision-making in this regard.“Over the next two years, I will engage leaders at the highest level – from governments, business, finance, science and civil society – and harness the full strength of the UN system to catalyze ambitious action to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience,” Mr. Ban said.He also encouraged scientists to build collaborations that transcend borders and that help build capacity for research and decision-making in developing countries since they are often the most vulnerable to climate change and do not have the ability to generate and apply relevant climate information.“To successfully reduce the risks posed by climate change, we will need the full engagement of everyone – including the scientists and meteorologists who have their fingers on the pulse of our planet,” Mr. Ban concluded.Also today, the Secretary-General addressed the Denver Forum, where he spoke of three pressing global challenges: achieving sustainable development, sustainable peace and gender equity.“Country after country, leader after leader, is recognizing that we can only tackle our challenges by taking them on together,” Mr. Ban said, stressing the importance of international cooperation. “No nation, no region, no group can do it alone.”Mr. Ban will also give the commencement speech at the University of Denver, where he will also receive an honorary degree.
After going undefeated through the regular season, the Brock Badgers men’s lacrosse team wants to make history repeat itself.The Badgers will open the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association playoffs Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. when the team hosts the Laurier Golden Hawks on Brock’s Alumni Field in the first round.Brock heads into the playoffs with a perfect 12-0 regular season record, an achievement the men’s lacrosse program hasn’t pulled off since 2009, when it last won a Baggataway Cup national championship. The University has one of the most decorated lacrosse programs in the country with 18 CUFLA titles in its 31-year history.In addition to the perfect record, this year’s Badgers squad set both a team and CUFLA single-season record with 232 goals scored.“We’re happy with the season we’ve had to date,” said first-year head coach Tim Luey. “Finishing 12-0 is no small feat, but going into the season our team goal was not just to go undefeated or finish first place. We have a group of veteran players that are excited to get back into the playoffs and compete for our real goal of a national championship.”The Badgers had five players in the Top 25 of CUFLA scoring led by Brandon Slade who registered a career-high 86 points (28 goals, 58 assists) in 12 games. He became just the second player in school history to record 300 points in a career.Tyrus Rehanek finished 12th in league with 46 points, Kurtis Woodland had 39 points, Connor Ham had 34 points and rookie Connor Brown added 33.The Badgers also have one of the top defensive units in the league led by two-time CUFLA Defensive Player of the Year, Parker Baile, along with Joshua Harris, Adam Kirchmayer, Adam Mackinnon and rookie standout Latrell Harris, who also plays in the National Lacrosse League.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in an interview on WBNS 10TV Monday that he had no knowledge of any improprieties that occurred during the tattoo-for-memorabilia scandal that rocked the football team in December 2010. “I’ve always been honest, I’ve always been forthright,” said Smith during the interview. “When I’ve made mistakes, I’ve shared that I made a mistake to my supervisor.” The one-on-one interview was his first since the OSU football team incurred NCAA sanctions after six players were caught selling their memorabilia for tattoos. Many OSU faithful felt that the athletic director knew more than he led on. Some even felt he threw former head coach Jim Tressel “under the bus.” “It’s hard, it’s difficult,” Smith responded, “particularly for my family, for my kids who live around this country and had to listen to different things, had to read certain things.” Smith said he stays true to remaining accountable for his actions and he stays focused on doing the right thing. “I think you get rewarded for accountability, I accept accountability, I think it’s important in life to do that,” he said. “I think you get respected because you man up, so to speak. And I do that constantly.” Smith was also asked how he felt about being booed while introducing Urban Meyer as the new head football coach during halftime of the OSU-Duke basketball game on Nov. 29. “It was painful,” he said, “to be booed by the people that you serve every day.” And what does he have to say to all those “boo-birds” who might doubt his sincerity? “I’d say ‘Call me, let’s chat,’” Smith quipped. “You can share your point of view and I’ll share mine, and we may come in the same spot. And if we don’t, let’s respect one another and move on.”
UNPAID M50 TOLLS totalling €3.3 million were written off in 2012, documents released to the Public Accounts Committee have revealed.The figures revealed that Irish vehicles accounted for 57 per cent of the non-payments, with a further 28 per cent from Northern Ireland. The remaining 15 per cent of vehicles had been registered internationally.Approximately 15,000 legal demand letters had been sent out in attempts to recoup the payment, in addition to over 6,000 civil summons.The National Roads Authority said that they adopted a “prudent cost effective approach when pursuing vehicles from foreign counties”, and that this was done via a company based in London.The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, told Morning Ireland that 96 per cent of M50 tolls for the year had, in fact, been paid, and that he wasn’t aware of any extra measures that could be taken in order to recoup the money.‘Sometimes it’s just not possible’“Sometimes it’s just not possible [to collect the tolls],” he said. “Sometimes a driver cant be traced. Sometimes a driver may be deceased, for example, and sometimes it may not make sense to pursue them in the courts.”The transport minister said that drivers had been pursued for payment in Ireland, the UK, and further afield, saying that tolls needed to be paid in order to pay for the “infrastructure that we’re using.”People get very annoyed if they have the idea that other people are avoiding tolls or are somehow getting away with not paying their tolls. I know that annoys me too.Read: Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance >
Astrophysique : une super-caméra pour déchiffrer le cosmosHawaï – Le projet Pan-STARRS utilise la plus grande caméra numérique du monde pour percer les secrets de l’univers. Équipant un télescope, celle-ci pourrait nous éclairer sur la mystérieuse matière noire. 1,4 milliards de pixels par image. C’est 150 fois plus qu’une caméra ordinaire, couplée au télescope prototype PS1, lui-même connecté à des supers-ordinateurs équivalant à plusieurs milliers de PC. Le collectif international Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope And Rapid Response System) se donne les moyens de ses ambitions. À lire aussiDes Australiens immortalisent un spectaculaire orage en time-lapseIl faut dire que celles-ci sont grandes elles-aussi, puisqu’il est question de valider la théorie de la relativité générale d’Einstein, en mettant en évidence la courbure de la lumière attirée par la gravitation autour d’objets célestes. Observer de nouvelles supernovae aussi bien que des astéroïdes proches, suivre des objets rapides et traquer les explosions d’étoiles et peut-être aussi, comprendre la nature de la fameuse matière noire et celle de l’énergie noire font également partie des objectifs visés par ce projet novateur.Tout cela est déjà bien entamé, et à une échelle encore jamais atteinte puisque le dispositif, construit par l’université de Hawaï, permettra de cartographier tout le ciel de l’hémisphère nord à raison d’un sixième chaque mois. Le 21 juin 2010 à 14:35 • Emmanuel Perrin
The Chelsea Brazilian footballer is amazed at how well Gonzalo Higuain played in their 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.Chelsea trashed Huddersfield Town 5-0 in the English Premier League Saturday fixture.And one key player for the amazing victory was Gonzalo Higuain, who scored two goals including the opening goal in the match.For teammate Willian, the display shown by Higuain was simply superb, and he deserved big praise.“We have a lot of good players, a quality team, and very good players in front,” Willian told the club’s official web portal.“It doesn’t matter the player that plays there, we have the same profile of football and that’s what the manager says to us: ‘Play fast, play quick.’“Higuain played very well with his movements, with one-twos around the box, so it was very good for us.”“It was much better,’ added the Brazilian after the victory.“We played really well, we did what we had to do – we had possession, we scored goals, we were clinical.“That’s it. We have to keep going.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We know when you play for Chelsea, when the results don’t come, the pressure comes,” he explained.“You have to work on the situation and, of course, we know in football you always have to improve, even when you win games.”“After the [Bournemouth] game, which was a bad game for us, we came strong and we showed character. This is Chelsea,” he concluded.Chelsea is now in fourth place of the English Premier League table with 50 points.They are eleven behind leaders Liverpool.The Blues will now visit Manchester City next week, before taking on Malmo in the UEFA Europa League and Manchester United in the FA Cup Fifth Round.⚽️⚽️ @G_Higuain is up and running! #CHEHUD pic.twitter.com/FyMsDvBObD— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019
New Delhi: The ‘5, Ashoka Road’ bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi – a popular wedding venue – will soon undergo a soundproofing exercise after neighbours complained of noise pollution. As per the CPWD’s plan, sheds will be installed in the open area of the bungalow and a designated place earmarked for DJ sets and diesel generators so as to contain noise pollution. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us An official said the Central Public Works Department, the prime construction agency of the central government, has also decided to install vertical gardens along the boundary walls of the bungalow to control heavy sounds emanating from events. According to the official, CPWD has sought a report from a consultant to suggest more steps so that there is no disturbance for neighbours during party events and marriage ceremonies. The ‘5 Ashoka Road’ bungalow is located in the vicinity of residences of MPs, judges, Army officers and others. “We received some complaints about noise pollution emanating from the 5, Ashoka Road, which is used for marriage ceremonies, parties and other events. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “A consultant has been asked to submit his report to contain noise pollution. We will install sheds, vertical gardens to control the same,” the official said. The bungalow, located in Lutyens’ Delhi, is maintained by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry (HUA). The ministry recently launched a mobile application book its 5 Ashoka Road bungalow. A person wanting to book the 5 Ashoka Road, can also check its availability on a particular date, charges and rules among other details through the mobile application.